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Some days I remember to find a moment to step outside of my routine … and just live.

View back towards Sandy Bay & Mt Wellington from Tranmere

Steph got me out on the water tonight for a short 10km paddle from Sandy Bay across to Tranmere and back.  It was a bit of a slog out, but a fast run back again.  It’s also the first time I’ve ever done that run.

It was so nice to feel the movement of the waves, the dance between boat and sea as I sought the best path, the quick brace when I didn’t, and that joyful exultation when I got onto a nice little run and scooted along like a god on water (OK, an ungraceful, slow god, but a god nonetheless).

It was brilliant to feel alive.  And that makes me wonder: what is it that stops me from climbing out of my routine a little more often?

I wish I knew.

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